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Possible fake Chrome update webpage replaces current webpage

Discussion in 'General Internet' started by AML300, 2017/05/12.

  1. 2017/05/12
    AML300

    AML300 Member Thread Starter

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    In Chrome, I'm getting from time to time (about every 2-3 days) a webpage replaces the current webpage I'm using & says "an important update" is available. I believe the URL changes each time. It has a big Chrome logo taking up most of the page. Contacted Chrome Help (email). They didn't have much to say when I notified them & asked if this was a valid update notice, possibly Chrome 58. The help tech only said do not access it. I have not accessed any of these before or after contacting Chrome.

    Here's the last URL (today, 5//12/17):


    Also, slow performance by laptop, at times, & rebooted itself for no reason yesterday or day before.

    Thinking possibly virus or malware, I ran full scans of Windows Protector & Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2 days ago indicating no threats. If most likely virus/malware, then I need a process to identify & "kill" it.

    OS: Windows 10

    Any assistance, much thanks.
     
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  2. 2017/05/13
    Steve R Jones

    Steve R Jones SuperGeek Staff

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    I removed the URL.... I googled chahkorbea.com and didn't get any hits... It all looks suspicious to me.

    I would scan your computer with malwarebytes.
     

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